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Defence Ministry Votes passed

Jul 6, 2010 4:13:01 AM - itnnews.lk

The Votes of the Defence Ministry were presented in Parliament with a high majority.

131 votes were cast in favour while 7 were cast against. Accordingly it was passed with a majority of 124 votes last night. The Presidential Votes including the allocations made for other institutions, subjected to debate yesterday were approved unanimously.

The Resolution to extend the Emergency was passed with a majority of 100 votes. Today is the second day of the Committee Stage discussions of the Budget. Parliament will debate on the Votes of 11 ministries including External Affairs and Public Administration today.